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    Lets all pitch in and create an updated plant guide!

    Discussion in 'Planted Tank and Aquascaping' started by Fat Homer, Jan 10, 2019 at 11:57 AM.

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      If possible, please add photos of the plants with the info you post, coz lets not forget, this guide will be useful for people like me who half the time have no idea what a certain plant looks like :p
       
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      I’m hoping to get some water wheels soon so I don’t have photos but I can describe it. The water wheel is a green free floating plant, that looks like a ropey fuzzy caterpillar that is a 1/2 inch in diameter with trap bladders covering it. In Winter when it goes dormant it grows several balls that it grows from in Spring.
       
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      When you get it be sure to take pics...

      @kno4te@kno4te dont forget to post pics of your white anubias ;)
       
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      Will do.
       
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      The Red Tiger Lotus (Nymphaea Zenkeri)

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      Origin: East Africa

      Level of care: moderate

      Temperature: 70-86 Fahrenheit

      Size: up to 30 inches wide and 24 inches in height

      Light: medium to high

      Co2 requirement: not required but will help with growth rate

      Special requirements : root tabs & iron (enhances redness) and lots of room

      Tank placement: makes a great center piece

      Propagation:

      Bulb
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      Runners from the mother plant
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      The following is not my photo and I have yet to experience this but propagation can occur from the center of a mature or dying leaf of this plant:
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      Extra information and photos: with its brilliant color and heart shaped leaves, this plant is actually a lily pad. If allowed to grow freely, shooters reach the surface and can deter lights from penetrating to plants below. Once at the surface, others will follow, therefore, it is best to keep plant low. Also a good idea to contain the roots as this plant can overtake any aquarium in time.
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      Also in the same family, grown in the same manner but not as large and more readily available...the Dwarf Lily (Nymphaea Leibergii):
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      ^ Excellent post @fisheatfish@fisheatfish thats exactly the type of posts we need :)
       
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      Just throwing these photos in here first... not sure i want to use them yet as my buce have lost a lot of color recently...

      Bucephalandra Brownie Ghost
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      Bucephalandra Sp.Shine Blue?
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      Bucephalandra Sp. Brownie Ghost
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      Bucephalandra Sp. Brownie Ghost
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      Bucephalandra Sp. Blue Metallica
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